The RSA public events programme has launched RSA Shorts (thersa.org/events/rsashorts). This new series provides a snapshot of a big idea, blending voices from the RSA public events programme and the creative talents of illustrators and animators from around the world. It responds to the ever-increasing need for new ideas and inspiration in our busy lives and acts as a shot of 'mental espresso' to awaken the curiosity in all of us.
The audio of this RSA short is of Dr Brené Brown who spoke at the RSA on The Power of Vulnerability (thersa.org/events/audio-and-past-events/2013/the-power-of-vulnerability). Brown suggests that blame is a way of discharging anger. When we are listening to someone's story and attempting to make connections to find out who's to blame then we are not truly listening with empathy.
Animated and directed by Katy Davis (AKA Gobblynne).
Starting with pencil sketches, I worked up each frame of this animation by drawing ink on paper. I then scanned my illustrations in, and cleaned and coloured each one.
There are 1,002 separate illustrations, as well as plenty of layered Photoshop files, incorporated into the animation.
See more of Gobblynne's illustration and animation work, or just pop by and say hello at:
Nov 2015 Cut Out Animation Festival (Querétaro, Mexico) Official selection – Narrative.
Nov 2015 MY HERO International Film Festival (Santa Monica, CA, US) FINALIST.
Oct 2015 World Illustration Awards 2015 (London, UK) SHORTLISTED screened in Somerset House.
Oct 2015 Raindance (London, UK) Official selection.
Aug 2015 Reel Health Film Festival (Melbourne, Australia) Official selection.
Jun 2015 Long Day Short Film Festival (California, US) Official selection.
May 2015 Vimeo Staff Pick vimeo.com/118479328
Mar 2015 Nevada Women’s Film Festival (Nevada, US) Official selection.